THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Wisdom Comes From Living

Last week, I spoke about the resilience of caregivers.  This week, I’d like to say a few words about wisdom. What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as the quality of having knowledge, experience and good judgement.  Let’s start with knowledge. What do caregivers know?  Well, we know our loved ones and they ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Mashed Potatopology – The Starch That Keeps On Giving

I cannot believe that I’ve gone so long without knowing about this. 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Apology, Humour, Potato, Wisdom

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

There’s a red book that’s been sitting on my desk for months.  It’s one of many that have been sent to me for book reviews.  That pile got smaller recently when I came to the cottage for a summer break of reading and relaxing.  I wish I had read this book sooner, because it has ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Wisdom of Caregivers – Part 1

What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as the quality of having knowledge, experience and good judgement.  Let’s start with knowledge.  What do caregivers know?  Well, we know our loved ones and they have taught us the skills required for achieving intimacy in loving relationships.  That knowledge is rare and ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Lessons I Have Learned in My Life of Caregiving

For some reason, last night our alarm clock rang at 4am.  My husband quietly cursed and fumbled to turn it off.  We both lay awake after that and quite soon, I could hear his deep and measured breathing.  He was asleep, but I was alert in the dark.  The words in my head were, “what ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: The New Age

I am thinking about this task I set before me. But what is this task? Every time I define it, I eventually realize that my solution is disconnected from life. This is happening more and more. When I examine a problem, and break it down into its essential parts, understand why, the answer is always ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: The New Age

I am thinking about this task I set before me. But what is this task? Every time I define it, I eventually realize that my solution is disconnected from life. This is happening more and more. When I examine a problem, and break it down into its essential parts, understand why, the answer is always ...

Death By Trolley: This New Year’s, Resolve to Stop Chasing Happiness

Many wisdom traditions encourage a path or process orientation rather than a destination or product orientation to living well. Happiness makes for a poor goal. It’s not particularly well-defined. What is happiness? How much happiness is enough to be happy with – to not eventually be let down by? The steps to achieving it are ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature). Below ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature). Below ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

As a follow up to my post on the theory of relativity’s implications on the age of the universe and the nature of reality, I am pointing out something that has been bugging me for see time. How did quasars get 33 billions years away from us in just 13.75 billion years since the big ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

As a follow up to my post on the theory of relativity’s implications on the age of the universe and the nature of reality, I am pointing out something that has been bugging me for see time. How did quasars get 33 billions years away from us in just 13.75 billion years since the big ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects. The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects. The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Rusty Idols: Mah Nà Mah Nà

Doo dooo doodoodoo… sdnxry5z7g

Death By Trolley: Buddhism for Skeptics of Religion

I’m not a Buddhist. I subscribe to no traditional religion (though as I argue here, like everyone else I am religious). I am an agnostic atheist who values secularism, science, reason, mindfulness, and the pursuit of individual and collective wisdom and wellness. As an expression of these values, I would like to highlight key aspects ...

Death By Trolley: Kicking Addictions: Commentary on What It Takes and What Helps

A few weeks ago, Daniel Fincke did a post on what it takes to  kick an addiction, such as alcoholism. Factors considered include self-discipline, humility, support and substitutions (i.e., replacements to fill the life-space previously filled by the addictive substance). Having gained relevant education and experience during my undergrad in Psychology, years of practicing and ...

Death By Trolley: Mental Health Risks For Political Activists

We’ve heard of mental health risks for trauma victims, models, high-performance athletes, people in the public eye, soldiers, executives, people living in poverty, and many other social demographics. As a political activist who studies and works in healthcare, is currently on a placement in a mental health unit, and has had personal struggles with mental ...

It is all a game

Life doesn’t give folks a break. Nor does it test you. Nor is there any such thing as good luck, fate, or destiny. On the other hand, Colette, your thoughts become things. Which pretty much means you get to rule your world. Better than winning the lottery, The Universe Theme Thursday has rolled around again ...